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A ponderous silence among local Haitians
[City Edition]
Boston Globe (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Boston, Mass.
Author: Dowdy, Zachary R
Date: Sep 16, 1994
Start Page: 12
Section: METRO/REGION
Abstract (Document Summary)

As President Clinton tries to build a case for US military intervention in Haiti to restore to power President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, he is not finding many vocal allies among the ousted leader's influential supporters in Boston.

Dessima Williams, a sociology professor at Brandeis University and prominent Aristide supporter who led a recent local delegation of observers to Haiti, said she opposes the invasion for "moral, political reasons." Williams questioned whether democracy could be advanced through a military strike.

Williams is one of the few Aristide supporters who have spoken publicly against the invasion. Some of Aristide's detractors have been more vocal.

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